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Senate Bill 562
The Healthy California Act

"It is the intent of the Legislature to establish a comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage program and a health care cost control system for the benefit of all residents of the state."
>Status: (April 26). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

House Joint Resolutions 33 and 53
HJ 33 - Equal Rights Amendment

"This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment declaring that women shall have equal rights in the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction.

The amendment prohibits the United States or any state from denying or abridging equal rights under the law on account of sex."
HJ53 - "This joint resolution eliminates the time limit for ratification of the equal rights amendment (prohibits discrimination on account of sex) proposed to the states in House Joint Resolution 208 of the 92nd Congress, as agreed to in the Senate on March 22, 1972. The amendment shall be part of the Constitution whenever ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states."
>Status: referred to Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice. Reps. Salud Carbajal and Julia Brownley have signed on.

Senate Bill 31
California Religious Freedom Act

"This bill would prohibit a state or local agency or a public employee acting under color of law from providing or disclosing to the federal government personally identifiable personal information regarding a person's religious beliefs, practices or affiliation, as specified, when the information is sought for compiling a database of individuals based on religious belief, practice or affiliation, national origin or ethnicity for law enforcement or immigration purposes."
>Status: passed all committees; to be read in Assembly

Senate Bill 49
The California Environmental Defense Act

"Makes current federal clean air, climate, clean water, worker safety, and endangered species standards enforceable under state law, even it eh federal government rolls back and weakens those standards."
>Status: Set for hearing May 15

Senate Bill 54
The California Values Act

"This bill would, among other things, prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies and other agencies, including school police and security departments from using resources to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect or arrest persons for immigration enforcement purposes, as specified."

Additional note that accompanies a press release regarding this bill: SP 54 "does not prevent state and local departments or agencies from complying with a judicial warrant to transfer violent offenders into federal custody for immigration enforcement purposes."

>Status: Passed the CA Senate April 4, with a 27-12 majority. It now will go to the Assembly, most likely in June.
Hannah Beth Jackson voted YES
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk. Contact Monique Limon's Office.

Senate Bill 203
Pupil Instruction: Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy

"Media and technology have become pervasive in all areas of our lives. In the classrooms, pupils must learn how to safely, ethically, responsibly, and effectively use media and technology resources. Schools can play a critical role by educating, empowering, and engaging children with the best practices around technology use. It is the intent of the legislature to provide a process by which pupils, parents, guardians, teachers, teacher librarians, other school employees, school administrators and community representatives will engage in an ongoing discussion on safe media and technology use, with the goal of establishing digital citizenship and media literacy as part of the states' basic educational goals and essential academic learning requirements."
>Status: Introduced by Hannah Beth Jackson. Set for a hearing May 15

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